Jessica Chastain Considering Playing The It Sequel’s Beverly

Jessica Chastain

by James White |
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With the second film of two based on Stephen King's It headed our way next year, the important matter of casting the grown versions of the Losers Club kids. The first name to hit the radar in any official capacity is Jessica Chastain, who is in early talks to play Beverly Marsh.

Chastain's name was floated around regularly when the hoopla about last year'a horror hit was at its peak, and talk about who will play the adult versions of the characters – since the story of a group of friends confronting a terrible evil takes place both in 1989 (as seen in the first film) and the present day.

While some had Amy Adams pegged as the perfect Beverly (played in teen form by Sophia Lillis, who will likely reprise the role in the new movie, if only for a couple of scenes), Chastain was also a solid shout, and now, according to Variety, she's in discussions to take on the role. No deal has been hatched yet, but this is certainly a positive step forward.

Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh in It (2017)

And, of course, she has form with It director Andy Muschietti, having worked with him on 2013's Mama. He and producer/sister Barbara raised Chastain's name as their top choice for the adult Beverly, so that gives her an extra leg up, assuming she commits to the role.

Chapter 2 (as it is currently subtitled) is still at the script stage, with writer Gary Dauberman at work, but it's currently targeting a 6 September, 2019 release in the States.

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